The Mischievous Mentor Theodosia had been invited to Stanwood Oaks to keep the irrepressible Helena Stanwood out of the sort of romantic folly that Helena was so unfortunately prone to. Helena's stern Cousin Roberta might have told Helena's guardian brother Bartram that Theo was hardly the person to ride herd on anyone. Theo's aristocratic suitor, Sir Thomas Holwell, might have told Bartram how maddening a Miss she could be. Bartram's own bride-to-be, the sharp-eyed, sharp-tongued Clarissa Cranely, might have told him that Theo was a most dangerous young woman to become involved with. In fact, they all did – but by then the bedazzled Lord Bartram was listening only to his own heart!